Who Will Direct The Hindi Remake Of Sairat - Agneepath's Karan Malhotra Or 2 States' Abhishek Varman?

Karan Johar's banner will bring us the Hindi remake of the Marathi blockbuster Sairat and two young directors are vying to sit in the director's chair

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Who Will Direct The Hindi Remake Of Sairat - Agneepath's Karan Malhotra Or 2 States' Abhishek Varman?
Sairat, a romance set in the casteist heartland of rural Maharashtra became one of the biggest hits of 2016. The film starring newcomers, Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar, was also the first Marathi film to join the 100 crore club.

Then came the news that a Hindi remake is on the way with none other than Karan Johar bringing it to the Bollywood audience.

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Now SpotboyE.com can tell you that there is a toss-up for the director's seat and the two names being considered are Karan Malhotra and Abhishek Varman.

Karan has a mixed resume. On one hand he helmed the superhit Hrithik Roshan-Sanjay Dutt starrer Agneepath which also received rave reviews but his next, the sports drama Brothers with Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra proved to be a dud.

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Then there was the much-delayed Shuddhi, a famously 'jinxed' project with a revolving door of cast members, including Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan, which failed to take off.

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Abhishek on the other hand is one film old but he delivered a hit with his very first attempt. Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor starrer 2 States won at the box-office and Abhishek was lauded for his directorial debut.

So, who will be given the responsibility of directing the Hindi remake of Sairat- Karan Malhotra or Abhishek Varman? Or, will Karan have a third name on his table tomorrow?


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